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 for Lepidopus caudatus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scabbard \Scab"bard\, n. [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers,
     escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably of German or Scan.
     origin; cf. Icel. sk[=a]lpr scabbard, and G. bergen to
     conceal. Cf. Hauberk.]
     The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is
     kept; a sheath.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade.
                                                    --Fairfax.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Scabbard fish (Zool.), a long, compressed, silver-colored
        taenioid fish ({Lepidopus argyreus syn. Lepidopus
        caudatus), found on the European coasts, and more
        abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called
        frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.
        [1913 Webster]

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